Family members mark 10th anniversary of deadly wreck near Haughton

Published: Jul. 6, 2022 at 4:55 PM CDT
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HAUGHTON, La. (KSLA) - Wednesday, July 6 is the 10th anniversary of a tragic crash on I-20 near Haughton that spurred change on Louisiana’s interstates.

The wreck claimed the lives of two teenage girls and injured two other people, one critically.

After the crash, several family members of the victims, all from north Louisiana, petitioned the Louisiana Legislature to have cable barriers installed along the interstate to prevent future crossover wrecks.

On that day 10 years ago, a white SUV overcorrected and crossed the median, hitting other vehicles head-on.

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, cable and concrete barriers are effective in saving lives during crashes on busy highways and interstates.

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